Depositions Could Be Road to Answers in GM Ignition Crisis

Attorneys for victims injured and killed by General Motors’ ignition switch crisis will come face-to-face with current and former GM executives later this spring, when depositions begin in the personal injury multi-district litigation. While it is clear that the devastating ignition switch defect caused thousands of injuries and deaths, senior management’s level of knowledge and the timing of their awareness remain undetermined, especially amid allegations of a massive, decade-long cover up by top-level GM employees. Among those scheduled for depositions are current CEO Mary Barra and more than a dozen former in-house attorneys, who will undoubtedly be taken to task in questions over their responsibility in allowing GM cars to, as their global marketing tagline suggests, “find new roads,” despite these dangers.

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